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To inspire and create next generation of engineers, scientists and design thinkers by engaging K-12 and beyond in STEM enrichment programs through advanced technology projects


Support Hands-on STEM Education. Organize and support high energy minimakathon STEM events in OC and surrounding areas. Partner and and collaborate with industry and educational institutions to promote STEM education K- 16 Provide events that will inspire the youths to pursue STEM education and career Promote creative problem solving and soft skills. Provide industry partners a platform to identify students with STEM skills for internship and potential job opportunities Provide industry partners a plaform to articulate 21st Century Workforce skills and knowledge needs.

Who we are & What we do

OCKidsFIRST Inc., DBA wholeSTEM, a 501(C)(3) Not-For-Profit Organization (Tax ID: 27-2585579) supporting innovation and creativity in the STEM education through advanced technology projects. We take a hands-on approach, incorporating a lab environment for k-12 and 4-year college, conducting workshops, classes, competitions working with our industry and academic partners.

We help incorporate STEM / STEAMS learning by creating fun prototypes of real life projects using hardware and software. LegoMindstorms, EV3, Aurdino, Raspberry Pi, Python, Java, C++ and much much more.

Upcoming Events

Mark you calendar. Join us at the minMAKEathon 2018.

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